Iowa State University’s microwave and millimeter wave nondestructive evaluation laboratory, directed by Reza Zoughi at Center for Nondestructive Evaluation (CNDE), will expand its capabilities through a new partnership with NASA.
Through a Space Act Agreement (SAA), NASA Marshal Space Flight Center (MSFC) will loan a microwave/millimeter wave performance network analyzer that makes possible measurements up to 325 GHz, significantly improving this laboratory’s range of high-frequency testing capabilities.
Laser Technology Inc. (LTI) has donated a LTI-2100 Digital Shearography Camera and its accessories to Iowa State University’s Center for Nondestructive Evaluation (CNDE).
The gift will expand CNDE’s research and education capabilities into shearography, a laser interferometric imaging NDE technique for detecting and measuring a range of defects on metallic and composite materials.
Stephen Holland, associate professor of aerospace engineering and associate director of Iowa State’s Center for Nondestructive Evaluation, has been named a Fellow of the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) class of 2021. Since joining Iowa State in 2006, Holland has made significant contributions to multiple aerospace and NDE research and teaching innovations.
Katelyn Brinker, graduate research assistant with the Center for Nondestructive Evaluation (CNDE) and co-chair of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN) Public Relations and Communications Committee, has been named a recipient of a Grand Apex Award.
Reza Zoughi, director of the Center for Nondestructive Evaluation and the Kirby Gray (Battelle) Chair in Engineering in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been awarded the 2020 IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement (I&M) Society Career Excellence Award.
Anna Case, graduate student in electrical and computer engineering, and Aaron McCarville, senior in electrical and computer engineering, won first place in the Best Student Paper Contest from the IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference. The conference was held virtually from May 17-20. The title of the paper is “Microwave Quantification of Porosity Level in 3D Printed Polymers,” based on research lead by Reza Zoughi, director of …Continue reading “Two CNDE Students Win First Place in Best Student Contest Paper by I2MTC”
M.T. Al Qaseer (M.T. Ghasr), associate scientist at the Center for Nondestructive Evaluation (CNDE) and Reza Zoughi, director of CNDE, have been awarded a patent titled “Microwave Reflectometry for Physical Inspections.” According to the patent abstract the invention is “utilizing microwave reflections to compare a reference device with counterfeit and / or aging devices under …Continue reading “CNDE researchers awarded patent for microwave reflectometry innovations”
Thomas Chiou, associate scientist at the Center for Nondestructive Evaluation, has been awarded a patent titled “Soil nitrate sensing system for precision management of nitrogen fertilizer applications.”
The Center for Nondestructive Evaluation and University Museums partnered in the conservation of Start to Finish, a large sculpture representing the research, collaboration and innovation that takes place at the Applied Science Complex. Conservators with the University of Northern Iowa’s Public Art Incubator sandblasted the original paint, removed rust from within the columns and carefully repainted the sculpture to exactly match the paint to the artist’s original intent.
Chao Liu and Katelyn Brinker, graduate research assistants with the Center for Nondestructive Evaluation, won second place in the Best Student Paper Award at the 42nd annual meeting and symposium of the Antenna Measurement Techniques Association.
Zhang Zhan, associate scientist at Iowa State University’s Center for Nondestructive Evaluation (CNDE), has been selected for the American Society for Nondestructive Testing’s inaugural class of the RISE Leadership Development Program for NDT Professionals.
The Iowa section of the American Society for Nondestructive Testing has earned a Silver ranking in ASNT’s President’s Award Standing. The ranking recognizes outstanding section management, operations and outreach activities.
Iowa State University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) faculty Reza Zoughi and Mohammad T. Al Qaseer have been awarded the 2020 IEEE Harold A. Wheeler Applications Prize Paper Award for their outstanding work in their academic paper entitled, “A Compact Microwave Camera Based on Chaotic Excitation Synthetic-Aperture Radar (CESAR).” This award is presented …Continue reading “Faculty Zoughi and Al Qaseer receive IEEE APS Prize Paper Award”
Joseph Filbert, graduate student in materials science and engineering, was awarded the prestigious Rickover Fellowship.